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Mike Dodson is a partner in Fishman Haygood’s litigation section. He has experience in environmental, commercial, financial, employment, and insurance law and has litigated cases for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Mike is known by his clients for being responsive to their needs and creative in finding solutions to fit a particular objective. A big-picture thinker, Mike’s out-of-the-box approach to litigating allows him to create a strategy on the front-end of a case that he sees through to execution. He has successfully handled all aspects of litigation, from pre-suit investigation and response to obtaining a full dismissal on summary judgment and bringing cases to judgment at trial. Mike also has extensive experience in handling arbitrations, mediations, and appeals.

Mike uses this forward-thinking approach to pursue cases of interest for the firm. Most recently, he spearheaded the firm’s antitrust claim in Puerto Rico against drug manufacturers Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) CVS Caremark, Optum RX, and Express Scripts. The complaint, brought on behalf of Independent Physician Associations (IPAs) in Puerto Rico, alleges that both manufacturer and PBM defendants have violated Puerto Rico’s Antitrust Act by engaging in horizontal price-fixing to artificially inflate the price of insulin. Mike soon will argue in opposition to a request for certain insulin-related actions to be consolidated in an MDL.

Mike is also committed to making Louisiana a better place. He is a member of The Pro Bono Project’s board of directors, a group which has as its mission ensuring equal access to justice for Louisiana’s most economically disadvantaged citizens. Mike is a member of, and assists with planning programming for, the Louisiana Council of the Urban Land Institute, an organization focused on highlighting and encouraging economic development throughout the state. He recently completed the Leadership Louisiana program, which is an initiative of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) that was established in 1989 to offer civic-minded citizens a deeper understanding of the challenges facing the state and the solutions to help move forward.

Mike also serves as chair of the Real Property Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution committee of the American Bar Association.

Mike received his law degree, magna cum laude, from The University of Alabama School of Law in 2013, where he was a member of the Alabama Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Following law school, and before entering private practice, Mike clerked for the Honorable W. Harold Albritton, III of the Middle District of Alabama. Before law school, Mike attended The University of Alabama, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Real-Estate Finance and minors in German, Spanish, and Economics.

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